EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
Protective Measures of Healthcare Professionals to Face COVID-19: Case of China and Morocco

Sanaa M’sahel 1 2 * , Mohamed Amine 2 3 4

EUROPEAN J MED ED TE, Volume 14, Issue 1, Article No: em2101

https://doi.org/10.30935/ejmets/9307

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Abstract

A novel virus has emerged to the world causing a new pandemic of respiratory infection. On February 2020, the World Health Organization named it Corona disease 2019. The emergence of this epidemic was first reported in Wuhan, China in late December 2019, before it spread to other countries. In response to this pandemic, the World Health Organization has stressed the need for strengthening health professionals worldwide. Indeed, adequate protective measures can help protect patients and staff from the transmission of a highly infectious disease.
Managing COVID-19 patients exposes healthcare professionals to the risk of contracting the disease and transmitting it to those around them. This risk is very high because of the mode of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which is transmitted by inhalation, contact with droplets and infected surfaces which makes it a very contagious disease. Thus, adequate precautions in healthcare establishments can help mitigate this risk, such as adopting several protective measures including personal protective equipment. By the same vein, healthcare professionals run a high risk of anxiety, stress, depression and burnout when managing COVID-19 patients. Therefore, the protection of the mental health of these health workers also includes psychological support measures.

In this regard, this article purports to describe the health and safety measures related to the prevention of the risk of COVID-19 infection to health professionals in China and Morocco. On the other hand, it seeks to present the psychological support measures for these agents in the two aforementioned countries.

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